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This resource discusses examples of how insights gleaned through surveys about residents’ and businesses’ broadband needs are being incorporated into larger studies to help local government leaders come up with new connectivity solutions.
This webpage is a collection of resources designed to serve as starting point into federal outreach efforts for municipal officials, local leaders, and community advocates. It contains information about the federal agencies responsible for broadband policy and how to contact the officials who can provide assistance.
Adopted in June 2008, this paper from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA) provides an overview of a recommended national broadband strategy. The main principles are to immediately deploy advanced broadband networks, require high-capacity bandwidth in both directions for true broadband, use fiber-to-the-premises as the preferred option, and make high-capacity broadband connectivity affordable and accessible.
This blog from June 2020 argues for the creation of a broadband competition policy agenda and details how governments can specifically encourage competition. The author recommends five methods: focus federal dollars on higher speeds than 25/3 Mbps, encourage concepts like open-access and municipal experimentation, allow people living in multi-tenant buildings to choose providers, empower community institutions to allow private ISPs to use their buildings to branch out into neighborhoods, and gather pricing data to help consumers make better choices.
This checklist offers best practices for various local government leaders (including policy leaders, planners, regulators, and more) to achieve digital equity in their communities through their work.
This resource defines equity and explores how cities can align technology programs with equity goals. It also includes best practices and a resource list for communities seeking to create equitable communities through technology.
The Resource Library is a curated collection of expert broadband resources, including funding guides, policy analyses, how-tos, and more. Every resource has been verified by the CTC Energy & Technology team, drawing on their more than forty years of expertise. The library is continuously updated as new resources are submitted for review. Search the resource library to find analysis, explainers, and case studies to answer your broadband questions.
The National Broadband Resource Hub is made possible through the generous support of the Ford Foundation and Schmidt Futures. The site is administered by the Broadband Equity Partnership.